Epidendrum andreettae Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Kalopternix Photo by © Steven Beckendorf and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Type Drawing Drawing by © Hagsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Andreetta's Epidendrum [Italian Priest in Ecuador and Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1/4" [6.5mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests at higher elevations as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with aggregate, short, simple stems enveloped completely by papery bracts and carrying 2, at the apex, alternate, pendent, coriaceous, glaucous blue-green, elliptic, subacute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, pendent, sessile, 2.4" [6 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence carrying 2, simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 7 Plate 705 Hagsater & Salazar 2004 drawing fide;